Merritt Parkway, New Canaan Road/Route 123 Bridge, Spanning New Canaan Road/Route 123, Norwalk, Fairfield County, CT
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Spanning New Canaan Road/Route 123, Norwalk, CT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CT-87
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-36).
Building/structure dates: 1937 initial construction
Significance: The bridges of the Merritt Parkway were predominately inspired by the Art Deco and Art Moderne architectural style of the 1930s. Experimental forming techniques were employed to create the ornamental characteristics of the bridges. This, combined with the philosophy of incorporating architecture into bridge design and the individuality of each structure, makes them distinctive.
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Mariani Construction Company
Daniel Deering Construction Company
New Haven Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW ALONG NEW CANAAN AVENUE LOOKING AT BRIDGE CARRYING MERRITT PARKWAY.
2. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH, VIEW ALONG NEW CANAAN AVENUE TO MERRITT PARKWAY BRIDGE, CA. 1940. COLLECTION CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
3. VIEW ALONG NEW CANAAN AVENUE LOOKING AT BRIDGE CARRYING MERRITT PARKWAY.
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